Nikon has announced the new Nikon D5100 Digital SLR, an update to the D5000, it improves in several areas, including most noticeably a new horizontal swivel screen, full HD video recording in H.264 MOV file format, new creative effects that work in still and video modes, and the 16.2 megapixel sensor from the Nikon D7000. The camera is ideally suited for creativity using the creative effects, HDR and other modes, including the Full HD video and uses the same 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor as the D7000. The D5100 makes it easy to achieve superior image quality, even in low-light conditions, with features inherited from the D7000. The DX-format 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, delivers rich colours and fine detail for both pictures and movies, whilst the powerful image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, maximizes the performance of the sensor for exceptional quality. Adding to this the D5100 has an expanded sensitivity range to further help capture brilliant images in challenging light conditions.

Nikon D5100 Features

  • 16.2 mp sensor, APS-C, DX series, same sensor as the D7000
  • Full HD video 1920x1080/30/25/24fps - upto 20 minutes per video
  • EXPEED 2 image processing
  • 3inch screen, 921k-dot (VGA resolution), horizontal vari-angle
  • Dust / airflow control sensor cleaning system
  • 7 creative effects, available in photo and video mode: Colour Sketch, Selective Colour, Miniature effect, Night Portrait, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key
  • Picture control system: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
  • Improved live view function, dedicated auto return lever
  • Faster AF in live view, several AF modes, face priority, subject tracking, scene auto
  • ISO100-3200, 6400, Hi.1 12800, Hi. 2 25600
  • HDMI CEC connection allows control of the camera with a remote.
The Nikon D5100 will cost £669 body only, or £779 with 18-55mm VR kit lens, and should be available to buy on the 21st of April. See for more information.